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Last Updated: 04,12, 2014- 7:25am
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has claimed that Brad Friedel 'tried to block' his move to Old Trafford in 2003 - although the Tottenham veteran denies that.
Wayne Rooney is ready to play in Manchester United's game at Southampton on Monday after missing the win over Stoke with a knee injury.
Liverpool are making their play to sign 15-year-old Norway starlet Martin Odegaard after he arrived for a tour of the club on Wednesday.
Arsene Wenger praised the fighting spirit of Alexis Sanchez after the Chile striker fired Arsenal to a 1-0 victory over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium.
Manchester United have reassessed their targets for the season after winning four game in a row under Louis van Gaal. Utd's players are starting to believe a tilt at the title is now possible.
Papiss Cisse has insisted he will play through the pain to help Newcastle.The striker is being nursed back after dislocating his knee-cap at the end of last season - Cisse has revealed that surgery did not completely cure him.
Wayne Rooney is winning his battle to be fit for Manchester United’s trip to Southampton on after missing his side’s 2-1 win over Stoke on Tuesday with a knee injury.
Bolton boss Neil Lennon is ready to return to former club Celtic with bids for midfielder Kris Commons and right-back Adam Matthews.
Liverpool have taken the lead in the chase for Norwegian wonder boy Martin Odegaard after the 15-year-old flew into Merseyside for talks.
Frank Lampard will have the blessing of MLS commissioner Don Garber if he elects to extend his loan spell with Manchester City until the end of the season.
Arsenal are ready to test Southampton’s resolve with a £15m move for Morgan Schneiderlin as Arsene Wenger looks to shore up his midfield.
Roberto Mancini is planning to boost his Inter Milan squad by returning to the Premier League to try and bring Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, Liverpool midfielder Lucas and Chelsea winger Mo Salah to Italy.
Norwich star Nathan Redmond is set to spurn interest from Stoke City in order to stay with the Championship club for the rest of the season.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has dismissed talk of a move to Manchester United, saying he is happy with the Italian champions.
Italian striker Giampaolo Pazzini may be heading to the Premier League as AC Milan seek to shift the 30-year-old’s wages off the books, with QPR, Sunderland and Aston Villa all said to be interested in taking him on loan.
Millwall and Bristol City are both planning January moves for Chesterfield hotshot Eoin Doyle.
Terry Butcher could be set for a sensational return to Motherwell - the former England international has been heavily backed over the last 24 hours for a second stint at Fir Park.
Leicester fans have demanded an apology from manager Nigel Pearson as the club launches an investigation into his alleged furious foul-mouthed rant at supporters.
Marouane Fellaini insists that Manchester United can still win the Premier League title.
Chelsea manager boss Jose Mourinho says he will have to rest some of his players to cope with a heavy fixture list this month. He said: "December is a difficult month and it's almost impossible for players to play every game this month - certainly later in the month I have to change some players."
Manchester City believe they will comply with UEFA's financial fair play break-even rules this season after announcing they reduced their annual loss to £23m in 2013-14.
The Football League has asked Birmingham City for an explanation of extraordinary comments made on a supporter’s website by club director Peter Pannu.